Hotel Grand

Ismail Qemali St., 11, Tirana, Albania | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tirana

Come to Albania!

A travel blog entry by mickyjohn

11

... all these eyesores ? Enterprising recycle folks bust them up for the precious rebar inside. We passed one converted to a dog house. The invasion threat was used to justify a police state backed up by a massive spying apparatus. You had to be careful of everything you say ("potatoes look bad this year" gets you turned in). The third turn of development from rural peasant farmers, through state planning is to a free wheeling suddenly imposed capitalism. When the Hoxha state fell in ...

Kotor to Tirana

A travel blog entry by kyajade

8

... around the place. We went in for lunch and Darren and I shared the most delicious cheese entree. It was some type of unsalted cheese served in a still-boiling pot with some delicious flat bread. It was sooo yummy! Best cheese ever! After lunch and a look around the restaurant, we hopped back in the car and set off nervously waiting for the third accident-causing driver to appear! (Bad things come in threes, right?) Not far up the road we came across a dog who ...

Albania's Capital City

A travel blog entry by k_tworldtravels

40

... where a small rickety van called a "furgon" picked us up. These furgons are the most common method of transit in Albania for locals and tourists alike. They have no schedules or obligations and drive down the street yelling out the names of cities or towns they're headed to giving you only a minute or two to decide if you're hopping aboard. It seems almost anyone with a van can be a furgon driver in this country!

Once our furgon made it to Tirana in ...

Furgons in Tirana

A travel blog entry by katevoss

4

... early and unfortunately to no running water.. apparently this is an all too common occurance in Tirana. Thankfully I had showered last night and there was enough water left in the pipes to brush teeth and wash hands. We had breaky that consisted of bread and boiled eggs and ricotta-like cheese of sorts. After breakfast the other 3 girls headed into the taxi before the hostel lady decided I should go with ...

Arrival in Tirana

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

2

... meals that are not included and calculate it to be about $234 so we’ll get 25,000 lek which is going at the rate of apx 104 lek to $1. The staff returns our passports to us. They direct us around the corner to the bank street. Being the capital city there are many banks on almost all the streets it seems so we have no problem finding an ATM. We took one bottle of water from the mini bar and then thought to ask ...

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Location

This hotel, located on Ismail Qemali St., 11, Tirana, is near Blue Eye (Syri Kalter), Ksamil Village, Skenderbeg Castle, and Sarande Museum.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent